Requirement #471 


For variable: Sea surface heat flux

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 10 W/m2 20 W/m2 50 W/m2
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 10 km 25 km 50 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 60 min 3 h 6 h
Timeliness 12 h 24 h 2 d


Validated: 3/7/11 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Ocean forecasting (open) Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean
      • Variable: Sea surface heat flux
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Sea surface
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global ocean